At a recent online book event for RJ Julia Booksellers in Connecticut, New York Times bestselling author Dani Shapiro and book critic/debut author Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains) were asked to recommend the best book they’ve read recently. Both authors leapt to recommend the same book: the newest novel from Godine, Meredith Hall’s Beneficence.
Shapiro gives the novel what she says is the highest praise she can give a book: she compare Hall’s immersive, deeply felt writing to that of Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner.
Watch the entire exchange here.
Pre-order Beneficence here.